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Thermodynamics B/C

Post by bernard » August 31st, 2017, 12:20 pm

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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by WhatScience? » September 5th, 2017, 5:41 am

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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by WhatScience? » September 5th, 2017, 10:55 am

Reading the 2018 rules now. I do not think the build has changed. Test parameters don't look too complicated.

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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by Skink » September 5th, 2017, 3:56 pm

The permitted materials seem less restrictive than the last time this event was run.

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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by Unome » September 5th, 2017, 4:01 pm

Skink wrote:The permitted materials seem less restrictive than the last time this event was run.
Aerogels are allowed, as far as I can tell; I was intrigued to see that.
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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by WhatScience? » September 6th, 2017, 2:43 pm

Skink wrote:.
Aerogels are allowed,.[/quote]

Don't know if this is good or bad news. Good because well obviously. But bad because everyone has access to same materials so might make make the build more competitive.

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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by Ashernoel » September 6th, 2017, 2:50 pm

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R aerogels like important? I'm clueless 0.0
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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by Unome » September 6th, 2017, 2:53 pm

Ashernoel wrote: R aerogels like important? I'm clueless 0.0
In the past, aerogels were prohibited because they were exceptionally good insulators (in fact, possibly the best available - see here) and were also very expensive.
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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by Skink » September 6th, 2017, 2:57 pm

The question becomes, naturally, how much of this stuff is reasonably needed for effectiveness/how easy it is to work with/etc. I was quoted an ugly figure earlier today for how much a few cubic centimeters would cost...

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Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Post by WhatScience? » September 6th, 2017, 3:07 pm

key word, expensive

feels like this gives teams with a bigger budget too much of an edge...

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